When it comes to New Year's Eve in New York the first thought that strike in mind is Ball Drop in Times Square. This is the most famous New Years Eve commemoration in the world. At the stroke of 12 at midnight, millions of people watch breathlessly the crystal ball drop in Times Square and myriads of people cram into New York City to welcome the coming of the New Year.
The fervor of New Years Eve in New York and around the Big Apple is something everyone should experience at least once in their life time. The city is a unique and a blend of cultures, traditions from around the world, yet everyone gathers there to celebrate the New Year in a style. Lots fun, laugher, excitement, thrill, confetti and hats are tossed in Times Square when waiting for the clock to strike midnight, specifying the New Year.
But if you do not want to battle and combat the roaring crowds, then there are other events to attend. If you prefer watching fireworks in a less crowed and noisy venue, head over to Central Park for a fireworks display and the beginning of the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, a 4-mile annual tradition. There held a dancing and a costume party in the Central Park bandshell, in the south of the 72nd Street Transverse. The fireworks display and entry is free. Get there early and dress sufficiently. During the day, while waiting for the New Year to usher in, you may plan attending a New York Broadway play.
Like most parties on this special day, you will need to get your tickets booked in advance if you wish to rub your elbows with some of the rich and famous. Don your best and elegant attire and celebrate a memorable and spectacular New Years Eve New York party that you can never forget.
Just as Cinderella attended the ball of her dreams, you can also find yourself surrounded by opulence and luxury. Taxis run all night long and will drop you back to your hotel.
Partying on bars and clubs has been a culture for New Year's Eve for decades. There are numerous ways to celebrate and party during that special night. Many people party at night clubs during New Year's Eve. A lot of drinks, dancing and celebrations take place on at night clubs during that special night. If you wish to avoid the huge crowd in Times Square, partying at night clubs is a great alternative option.
Night bars are also one hot destination point during NYE. Many will sit back at ease and have a nice jug of beer while watching TV on the countdown of New Year's Eve in Times Square. Some people opt to go to bars to avoid the chilling night and the crowd of people in Times Square.
Times Square, night clubs and bars are hot spots during New Year Eves. One of the most famous holiday traditions in New York City is the big department store windows. Every Christmas designers work their to the best of their imagination by transforming them into the most illuminative landscapes, fantasy creations that have people traveling to the city from all over the world. Do not miss to visit the Santa Land creations at Macy's Herald Square, the Christmas scenes prepared with animated figures and vehicles at Lord & Taylor, and Sleeping Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue, complete with dolls dancing to the Tchaikovsky ballet.
The sight from the peak of the Empire State Building is another 'worth seen sight’ that just can't be avoided if you visit New York City this New Year's Eve. The building is approximately 1,453 feet and its base on the top of the lightning rod having of 1,860 steps from ground floor to the 102nd floor.
Ice skating in Central Park is another charming and romantic location with the crisp frosty air along with moon and stars shining above.
In this way New York is the hot spot and the most opted destination to celebrate the memorial new years eve!